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Court Circular


3 August: Her Excellency Mrs Ellen Gray Bogle was received in farewell audience by The Queen and took leave upon relinquishing her appointment as High Commissioner for Jamaica in London.

Mr Alan Furness was received in audience by Her Majesty and kissed hands upon his appointment as Her Majesty's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Dakar.

Mrs Furness was also received by The Queen.

Mr Brian Attewell (British High Commissioner to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas) and Mrs Attewell were received by Her Majesty.

The Queen this afternoon visited Woolwich to mark the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Royal Horse Artillery.

Her Majesty, escorted by the Master Gunner (General Sir Martin Farndale) and the Director Royal Artillery (Major-General Michael Tennant), was received on the parade ground with a Royal Salute and subsequently inspected a Guard of Honour and reviewed the Batteries on Parade.

The Queen was graciously pleased to address the Parade and the Master Gunner replied.

Subsequently Old Comrades and the Batteries Marched and Drove Past followed by a Rank Past by The King's Troop.

Afterwards Her Majesty attended a Garden Party.

The Hon Mary Morrison, Mr Robin Janvrin, Major-General Brian Pennicott and Major James Patrick were in attendance.

The Hon Mary Morrison has succeeded the Lady Susan Hussey as Lady in Waiting to the Queen.

3 August: The Princess Royal, Chief Commandant, Women's Royal Naval Service, today visited Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, Helston, Cornwall.

Lady Carew-Pole was in attendance.


3 August: The Prince of Wales arrived at Royal Air Force Lyneham this morning from France.

Mr Stephen Lamport was in attendance.

Changing of the Guard

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment mounts the Queen's Life Guard at Horse Guards, 11am.

Bands playing in the

Royal Parks

St James's Park, Ladies' Palm Court Orchestra, 12.30pm-2pm, 5.30pm-7pm.